Have you ever wondered who your ancestors were and where they came from? Bob Dawes, of the Quinte Branch of Ontario Ancestors, will present an overview of the genealogy hobby and how to get started. He will teach you where to look for records, how to track your information on both paper and a computer.
Each census will be examined in turn, deconstructing the information that is available, revealing tips and hints for lateral thinking, which give clues for further research. We will also look at what could be considered census substitutes, such as the 1939 Register because there was no census taken in 1941 due to World War II.
Join Amanda Hill for “Natives and Settlers: The View from the Archives” a look at relations between Indigenous Peoples and settlers in our region as revealed by written records and physical artifacts held in archives and museums around the world. Friday, June 18 at 2:00 pm.
Diahan Southard is a leading voice for consumer DNA testing from her position as Founder of Your DNA Guide. Diahan teaches internationally, consults with leading testing companies and forensics experts. Southard’s company, Your DNA Guide (YourDNAGuide.com), deploys a team of scientists who provide one-on-one genetic genealogy education and research services.
June is Seniors Month in Ontario! It’s a time to recognize our amazing older adults and all the contributions you’ve made here and in communities across Ontario. I know our 50+ programs wouldn’t be possible without our wonderful volunteers and I thank you for taking the time to make a difference in so many lives!
The Community Archives keeps documentary materials of all kinds relating to Belleville and Hastings County, Ontario, and makes them available for research. Our archives was established in 2010 as a partnership between: City of Belleville, County of Hastings and Hastings County Historical Society The Community Archives collects and shares information about the local Quinte area.
The discovery of insulin by Frederick Banting is one of the most significant events in the history of Canadian medical science. Grant Maltman’s presentation will provide an overview of the pre-Banting era, the discovery period, the legacy of insulin, and the importance of place that the Banting House National Historic Site represents here in London.